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Saturday, 15 December, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2003

Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Showcase Race Class A Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good 22 fences
1st £203,000 2nd £77,000 3rd £38,500 4th £17,500 5th £8,750 6th £5,250
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 120 170 168 178
b g Un Desperado(FR) - Katday(FR) (Miller's Mate)
Held up in rear, steady headway from 16th, tracked leaders 4 out, challenged 3 out, soon led, came clear approaching next, easily (tchd 7-4, 2-1 in places and 6-4 in places)
2  10
8 120 t 151 158 167
ch g Phardante(FR) - Sweet Tulip (Beau Chapeau)
Behind, headway 17th, stayed on under pressure approaching 2 out, took 2nd run-in but no chance with winner
3  [12½]
8 120 b 153 166
b g Be My Native(USA) - Las-Cancellas(IRE) (Monksfield)
Behind, hit 7th and 12th, still plenty to do under pressure 3 out, kept on from next and ran on well to take 3rd run-in (op 25-1 tchd 50-1 in places)
4  nk [12¾]
8 120 160 155 164
b g Step Together I(USA) - Pineway VII (Damsire Unregistered)
In touch, chased leaders from 10th, hit 4 out, soon recovered and driven to challenge 3 out, soon outpaced by winner, no extra and lost 2nd run-in (tchd 16-1 in places)
5  [14¼]
8 120 164 153 164
bb g Arazi(USA) - Behera(IRE) (Mill Reef)
With leader until led 5th, hit 11th and headed, led next, headed 17th, soon outpaced, rallied and kept on again from 2 out (tchd 16-1 in places)
6  [15¾]
10 120 151 160
ch h Commanche Run - Sorceress(FR) (Fabulous Dancer)
Behind, headway 18th, one pace after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on again run-in
7  4 [19¾]
8 120 152 147 157
b g Good Thyne(USA) - Chatty Actress (Le Bavard)
Chased leaders, chased leader from 13th until led 17th, kept narrow advantage until headed after 3 out, soon one pace, weakened approaching last (op 20-1)
8  17 [36¾]
13 120 b 165 130 139
b g Seymour Hicks(FR) - Miss Redlands (Dubassoff)
Prominent, chased leader 9th until led after 11th, headed next, weakened 17th (op 14-1 tchd 20-1 in places)
9  ¾ [37½]
11 120 v 141 129 138
ch g Derrylin - Jennie Pat (Rymer)
Jumped slowly 1st, always in rear (op 40-1)
10  12 [49½]
8 120 117 126
b g Buckskin(FR) - Light The Lamp (Miner's Lamp)
Chased leaders until weakened 16th (tchd 40-1 in places)
11  10 [59½]
11 120 168 107 116
br g Strong Gale(IRE) - Wrekenogan (Tarqogan)
Hit 16th, always in rear
12  10 [69½]
11 120 v1 97 106
gr g Less Ice - Chaumontaise(FR) (Armos)
Slight advantage to 5th, weakened 12th
F   
7 120
ch g Cajetano(USA) - Farinella(IRE) (Salmon Leap)
Held up in rear, fell 3rd (op 9-2 tchd 11-2 in places)
PU   
10 120
b g Shafoun(FR) - Nuit D'Or II(FR) (Pot D'Or)
Hit 1st and 13th, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (tchd 40-1 in places)
PU   
8 120 162
b g Video Rock(FR) - Ariane Collonges(FR) (Quart De Vin)
In touch, chased leaders 13th, weakened 17th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out (op 7-1 tchd 9-1 in a place)